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First Report from North American SUDEP Registry Presented

Saturday, December 01, 2018—At the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, data were, for the first time, reported from the North American SUDEP Registry (NASR), a retrospective repository of me…

Cannabidiol Has Long-Term Dose-Dependent Efficacy That Does Not Impact Behavior or Depend on Type of SCNA1 Mutation

Saturday, December 01, 2018—A pharmaceutical grade, highly purified cannabidiol (CBD) (Epidiolex; Greenwich Biosciences, CA) was recently approved and made available for treatment of patients with seizur…

Progress in Research for Seizure Prediction

Friday, November 30, 2018—In the 16th Judith Hoyer Lecture on Epilepsy at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in New Orleans, Michael Privitera, MD, of the University of Cincinnati…

Epilepsy Essentials: Neuromodulation Devices for Epilepsy

Stan Naydin, MD; and Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN

November/December 2018—Implantable devices are an emerging option for patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are not surgical candidates.

Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes

Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD; and Riley Bove, MD

November/December 2018—Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.

Healthy Cognitive Aging

Elizabeth Londen, PhD; Thomas Preston, PhD, ABBP-CN; and Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD, ABBP-CN

November/December 2018—There are evidence-based tools for staying sharp throughout the lifespan.

Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

Cassandra Kazl, MD; and Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc

November/December 2018—Seizure detection and alerting devices hold promise for preventing sudden death in epilepsy.

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Wednesday, November 28, 2018—Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice show…


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